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Freshwater biodiversity: importance, threats, status and conservation challenges
This article explores the special features of freshwater habitats and the biodiversity they support that makes them especially vulnerable to human activities and advocates continuing attempts to check species loss but urges adoption of a compromise position of management for biodiversity conservation, ecosystem functioning and resilience, and human livelihoods. Expand
An Overview of Freshwater Biodiversity: With Some Lessons from African Fishes
The limits of the Earth's freshwater resources are revealed more and more in the increasingly intense conflicts between human consumptive usage and the maintenance of aquatic health and biodiversity. Expand
An overview of labeonin relationships and the phylogenetic placement of the Afro‐Asian genus Garra Hamilton, 1922 (Teleostei: Cyprinidae), with the description of five new species of Garra from
The diversity of Garra in Ethiopia, the geographical centre of species diversity for the genus in Africa, is resolved and redescriptions of the six species previously recognized in Ethiopian inland waters are provided, along with formal taxonomic descriptions of an additional five new species from that country. Expand
A review of the pelvic girdle of acanthomorph fishes, with comments on hypotheses of acanthomorph intrarelationships
Derived morphological features of the pelvic complex are identified and discussed as evidence for the recognition of a monophyletic Acanthomorpha, Acanthopterygii and Percomorpha and an additional sub-grouping of “higher percomorphs” is proposed. Expand
Incorporating DNA barcodes into a multi-year inventory of the fishes of the hyperdiverse Lower Congo River, with a multi-gene performance assessment of the genus Labeo as a case study
Preliminary efforts to integrate DNA barcoding into an ongoing inventory of the Lower Congo River (LCR) ichthyofauna are described, highlighting the importance of generating reference barcodes for specimens collected from, or in close proximity to, type localities, particularly where species are poorly understood taxonomic and the extent of their geographical distributions have yet to be established. Expand